Indian festival Dussehra marks the victory of goddess Durga over demon Mahishasur. Ravana effigy is burnt on this day every year. We see the same burning and that gives us an ultimate satisfaction with a significant lesson i.e. Truth always wins. Dussehra is made up of two words- Dasa and Hara. It is also called Vijaya Dashmi which means Victory on Dasami (the tenth day of the Hindu month). We will celebrate this Dussehra and Diwali the same way as we used to but pictures from this photographer would definitely add some information to the shelves of your brain this year.
Making Of Ravana Effigy: How Is It Built?
Photographer Ajay Rawat shares every single step of the making of Ravana Effigy on About Religion.
Step 1: The skeleton of the effigy of Ravana is made up of cane and bamboo. Sticks are joined together to make the basic structure of Ravana effigy. Effigies of Kumbhakarana and Meghnada are also built following the same steps.
Step 2: Bamboo wire frames are made to give a base to the effigy of Ravana. Ravana remains standing because of this structure only. These bamboos and canes are strong as well as inflammable.
Step 3: To make the skin of Ravana effigy, the skeleton of bamboo and cane is covered with papers, cardboards and lots of glue. This gives strength as well as structure to the effigy the way it looks.
Step 4: The face and whole body is then painted with bright colors such as green and pink to give an observable look to the structure.
Step 5: To create the facial features of Ravana’s effigy, the painted structure is further decorated with the help of metallic papers.
Step 6: These faces are now ready to be kept on the very tall body of Ravana effigy.
This is how the structure gets ready to get burnt on the significant evening for Hindu religion.